This volume of New Directions for Higher Education is about linking assessments of students' learning with the patterns of their coursework. The contributors illustrate how and why assessment and curriculcum reform need to be combined, and they describe an innovative way in which to use student transcripts and college catalogues to analyze the curriculum in orcer to associate the coursework of students with the learning that they gain. The contributors also show how such assessment data can be used to examine questions about the curriculum, faculty development, and student advising. This is the 80th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.